Finding the Perfect Home

Some houses you love at first sight, others grow on you over time, but no matter the situation, always keep an open mind when looking at available homes.
Remember that location is everything! Liking the neighborhood is much more important than finding the house of your dreams, because regardless of how madly in love you are with the house, you’ll never enjoy living there if you dislike the location.

So start asking yourself: what do you really want in a new neighborhood? A short ride to work?
Great schools? Do you want to be able to reach local businesses on foot?

All of these things matter so start digging!

Once you found the perfect community, it is time to pay attention to home features. When doing this, think about how much your family will grow over the next five years. Are there enough bedrooms in the house? What about pets? Do you have any? Narrow down your search keeping these things in mind.

Also, how does the house look? Is it move-in ready for you or would you like to do some remodeling before starting your life there? If it does need changes, are you willing to do the work or would you prefer getting a house that requires less effort?

Decide what is important to you and look for a home that fits your description best.

Weigh the pros and the cons of each house you see, as sincerely as possible, and don’t hesitate to ask questions. Find out if the house is completely wired for telephone, cable, and internet, or how much you have to pay for property taxes each year.

Do your research, ask questions and stay informed.

Examine each house as carefully as possible, until you find the one that’s right for you!

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How will TRID impact the buying process?

As of October 3, 2015, TRID (Truth-in-Lending Integrated Disclosure Act) is officially in place and changes the way mortgage loans are originated and closed. This is important to know when purchasing a home because all mortgage transactions are effected and the buying process is time-sensitive and has associated costs (moving, repairs, etc.) Read more.